“All of the girls were so competitive. And they were all nice. They really put up a strong fight. It was something that I was hoping for but it something I was not expecting,” she said after the coronation night at the UP Theatre in Diliman, Quezon City, Saturday, November 29.
According to Jamie, while she is savoring the moment, a nice meal is the first order of business.
“Honestly I am planning to eat tomorrow because I am really hungry,” she joked.
“But most of all I am really going to enjoy it. The main thing I am going to do is to talk to the reigning queens of Miss Earth and reigning Miss Philippines Earth Queens and figure out a worldwide project that can help the environment.” (READ: Jamie Herrell goes back to basics for the environment)
Meanwhile, Miss Earth Air Andrea Neu of the USA said that she is happy to have given her country a spot in this year’s competition.
“I couldn’t be happier with my placement. I did my all and I’m having the time of my life,” Andrea said who counts teaching children and visiting Boracay as her favorite moments in the pageant.
Aside from Jamie and Andrea, Venezuela’s Maira Alexandra Rodriguez won Miss Earth Water and Anastasia Trusova of Russia was awarded Miss Earth Fire.
More than 80 contestants took part in this year’s pageant. For those who missed the livestream and live blog, click here. – Rappler.com